Igreja de Santiago
Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo
Beside the castle, the Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo, is a 13th-century Gothic Church, built on the site of a Moorish mosque but...
Torre da Tavira
The Torre da Tavira, which was formerly the town’s water tower (100m), now houses a camera obscura. A simple but ingenious object, the...
What’s left of the castle is surrounded by a small and very appealing garden. The defence might date back to Neolithic times; it was...
A casual place where nothing is quite what it seems: it’s more of a bar (despite its name, although it serves good smoked-salmon...
This very authentic, well-maintained Portuguese place with gold-and-blue tablecloths has an air of the 1960s, efficiency with a capital...
Igreja de Santiago information
Just south of Tavira's castle is the whitewashed 17th-century Igreja de Santiago, built where a small mosque probably once stood. The area beside it was formerly the Praça da Vila, the old town square.